Atlas Corps truly has a far-reaching mission: to create a network of global "changemakers." While over 300 other fellowship programs send American leaders and scholars abroad, Atlas Corps recruits talented international non-profit leaders to serve in US organizations – 80% of which are located in Washington, DC. Atlas Corps provides the crucial (and complex) financial and visa structure and determines the fellowship finalists; the US Host Organizations then choose from among them. Last year, competition was steep, with 1,000 candidates from 75 countries (representing five continents and every major religious faith) applying for just 20 places. Once in the States, Fellows provide unique perspective, language skills, and expertise, while building their own leadership ability and sharing best practices at organizations such as GlobalGiving, Oxfam, World Wildlife Fund, and the US Peace Corps. And the Nonprofit Management Series ensures that Fellows have the opportunity to discuss and debate effective practices in the field. Named a Top 10 International Voluntary Service Program, Atlas Corps is in the business of crossing borders and empowering new leaders.